September 18, 2021
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first_imgA woman who claimed more than €18,000 in job seeker’s allowance while having €140,000 in her bank account has been ordered to donate €2,000 to charity. Monica McDaid appeared at Falcarragh District Court charged with making a false claim against the Department of Social Protection. The mother-of-two made the claims totalling €18,127.70, between 2013 and 2015.Department of Social Protection Inspector Mary McGovern told the court that Ms McDaid, of Carrownamaddy, Dunfanaghy, was asked to declare if she had any savings in her accounts when claiming supplementary welfare and job seeker’s allowance.The court was told that Ms McDaid’s savings came to light following information received by Revenue in February 2016 relating to a tax amnesty of which Ms McDaid’s name was contained.When interviewed over her savings, Ms McDaid made immediate admissions.All the monies claimed had been paid back in full to the Department.Her solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client was very candid about the money she had in her accounts.However, he said she had disclosed one bank accounts and had presumed that the Department of Social Protection would then have access to all of her accounts.“She thought this money would turn up in these accounts and everyone would know about it,” said Mr Dorrian.Inspector McGovern said this would not be the case.Mr Dorrian added the money had been an inheritance and that Ms McDaid was a 64-year-old mother of two adult children who had worked hard all her life in England before returning home to Donegal.Judge Paul Kelly said the problem was that such offences were not blameless as there were many people in genuine need of social welfare payments.He asked Mr Dorrian if his client was prepared to make a donation of €2,000 to St Vincent de Paul.He adjourned the case until April 18th and said if the donation was made then he would apply the Probation Act.Woman who claimed €18,000 in job-seeeker’s allowance had €140,000 in bank was last modified: February 24th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Fall Classic knoweth no fury like a (splash) brother scorned.Right this moment, the Warriors’ Klay Thompson is wishing the worst for the Dodgers in the World Series.On the surface, it seems a curious affectation. Thompson was born in Los Angeles. His dad Mychal played for the L.A. Lakers. He still hangs in SoCal, and it’s where he staged his basketball camp in August.So why root, root, root for the Red Sox? For the best reason of all: Family. “Klay hates the Dodgers,” …last_img

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There are plenty of market factors at play currently and few are positive for increasing corn, soybean and wheat prices. Stagnated demand growth and ample grain supplies from another robust year of production do not leave much opportunity for price improvement, said Matt Roberts, an agricultural economist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.“U.S. prices for corn remain weak on the back of two record harvests,” he said. “Combined with good to excellent yields in major growing nations, global corn and feed grain supplies are quite large.”Roberts said that growers should continue to expect to see $3.50 to $4 per bushel corn, $8 to $9 soybeans and $5 for wheat until prices are low enough to drive acres from production or demand growth from developing countries like India soaks up the expanded acreage from recent years.Adding to the problem is significant uncertainty from China, that may be reversing its trend of importing corn.“Uncertainty about China’s plan to reduce domestic corn stocks means that not only will China not import corn in 2016, but may actually be an exporter,” he said. “Worries about China’s economy have also kept a lid on Chinese import demand for soy. While soybean imports remain solid, another year of explosive growth in soybean imports doesn’t appear to be in the cards.”Also at play is the uncertainty surrounding several factors in South America.“Argentina also may be de-stocking grains and reducing export tariffs on grain,” Roberts said. “These things will make a lot more supply which could be unsettling. We have had two good years of weather in the U.S. and South America, but a strong El Niño this winter could hurt South American crops. The soil in Brazil cannot hold moisture. It needs repeated shots of moisture and it is not getting it.”The good news is that, though demand is not growing much, it remains fairly strong.“Strong demand remains in place and if we are off at all next year prices will rise again,” Roberts said. “There is a pretty high hurtle to clear for prices to remain this low next year.”In the meantime, there are ways farmers can prepare for the tough months ahead.“Farmers should build working capital, pay taxes, lower your land costs, fix your interest rates and bank some cash if you can. No, this isn’t a happy message, but this is the reality now,” he said. “ If you did have a good year this year, it is OK to pay taxes. Build working capital if you have the opportunity. It is going to be two or three more years until we start to see the increasing demand.”last_img read more

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first_img SharePrint RelatedYour Virtual Visit to Groundspeak HQApril 8, 2011In “Community”Geocaching adventures in New MexicoApril 26, 2018In “Community”Lackey trip report: GeoWoodstock XVIIJuly 2, 2019In “Community” Lackey Mike (SanNiccolo14) models what might be the best SWAG ever.I’m always struggling to impress the Lackeys behind the reception desk here at Groundspeak with amazing and bizarre facts.  It almost never works.  They tend to trump me.  But yesterday was suppose to be different.  Unfortunately, what you’re about to read unfolded instead.Another Lackey had just provided me with some series and unimaginable conversation ammunition.I walked up inflated by this powerful factual nugget and stood before Sara (Gonzogrrl) and Nicole (Louie Bliss). We locked eyes. Then I just blurted it out.  “Guess what? You can buy scented bowling balls! They have cherry, vanilla, even blueberry…”  I exhaled.  “Can you believe it?!?!?”Lackeys Sara (Gonzogrrl) and Nicole (Louie Bliss) at the reception deskThen… nothing, not a word.What followed was an eerie combination of  blank stares, awkward blinking and a long unfilled void of silence.  The sun rose. The sun set.  Trees outside changed colors.  The seasons marched on.Then Sara finally spoke.  “Oh yeah, look at this.”HQ CacheShe walked over to the treasure chest cache inside HQ.  She reached into the cache and pulled out a knitted hat. But no, this was no normal mocha colored knitted hat.  A full beard and mustache was also knitted onto the hat.CaityPa modeling her creationCaityPa knitted and placed, what will now be referred to as “The-Best-Lumberjack-Knitted-Cap-Swag-Ever,” in the cache just last week.  It’s a powerful fashion statement, modeled at the top of this post by Lackey Mike (SanNiccolo14).But it begs the question, what’s the best swag you’ve ever encountered?  Any other knitted hat/bread combos out there?It’ll be tough to dethrone The-Best-Lumberjack-Knitted-Cap-SWAG-Ever, but give it a go.  Post the story of your best SWAG find ever in the comments section below.P.S. – This is also a cautionary tale.  We can learn something here.  You never know where the conversation will take you, when you start by talking about blueberry-scented bowling balls.  Beware.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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first_imgRegistrant:Domain Administrator Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond WA 98052 US [email protected] +1.4258828080 Fax: +1.4259367329 Domain Name: office.com The previous owners were Belgian startup ContactOffice, and there’s no news on how much the domain was purchased for. The news of Microsoft Office 2010 confirmed what many suspected: Microsoft will be offering a free online version of Office to compete with all of the SaaS suites out there. Thanks to some WHOIS sleuthing by istartedsomething, we now also know where it will reside. Office.com is likely to be the home of the SaaS Microsoft Office. The Web-based beta of Office 2010 isn’t out yet, but those who are dissatisfied with Google Docs and Zoho should keep a close eye on Office.com. The site is currently in transition, but the WHOIS record clearly shows that someone in Redmond has taken the time to register the domain: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… steven walling Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news last_img read more

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first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Employee participation and information overload are two of the most common concerns regarding enterprise 2.0 adoption, but Carl Frappaolo, writing at Information Architected, highlights a significantly greater concern: accuracy of information. The problems of cultivating collaboration and creating, finding and filtering information are secondary to the problem of ensuring that the information that both employees and the public access is up-to-date and factually accurate. Fortunately, read/write technologies can be a boon to the correction of error in the enterprise.Frappaolo makes a surprisingly relevant reference to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, comparing BP’s PR spin to incorrect information in enterprise content management:I keep my outrage and disgust about this entire situation in check – the point I want to raise here is this, if left unchecked and un-managed, garbage such as this could potentially be retrieved as “fact.” Content authentication and source identification are critical to a comprehensive ECM strategy.Internet and intranet sites alike have the potential to provide access to a wealth of content, but can contain “garbage” among the “jewels”, garbage as rank and lethal as the oil “spill” itself. (OK I snuck that in.)Consumers of content need to be diligent in filtering garbage from “fact”, or be assured, as is the case with our client going forward, that systems are in place to control publication. I am not advocating censorship, but ECM systems need to provide some approach to quality control, tailored to the scope and needs of individual situations. Fact checking, authority and credentials of authors, and/or providing clear and blatant identification of authorship are all steps that can be taken to at least let the reader decide what is content and what is “garbage”.But, in the work place, deliberate deception isn’t the the most common source of incorrect or misleading information – human error is. And mistakes are inevitable. In a true “read/write enterprise” employees are not only empowered to contribute information, but to draw attention to and correct false information. Unlike a binder on a dusty shelf, a corporate wiki can be instantly updated with correct information if an error, or need for clarification, is found. Also, the corporate intranet, employee manual and other formal documentation probably aren’t the enterprise’s only repositories of knowledge – employees’ minds often hold far more organizational information than any physical or digital information system. And employees transmit that information verbally, sometimes in trainings but often in informal ways. And when information travels through imperfect, noisy channels – like word of mouth or gossip – error creeps in. If a group of employees receive false information and spread it around, it can take days, weeks or even years for someone to realize the mistake and try to let the right employees know.When discussions are made public, searchable, and – as Frappaolo calls for – attributed, it becomes much easier to transmit information accurately and trace down the source of incorrect information. A correction can be mentioned in a discussion thread or appended to a document immediately, hopefully before false information becomes ingrained in an employees consciousness.For example, if an employee asks a procedural question on the company’s microblog, they can receive answers from people outside their immediate area and department – and managers can see how the question was answered and give a prompt and authoritative correction to any mistaken answers. In this case, errors can become useful learning experiences instead of of malevolent contagions.It may take years for organizational culture to make the shift from the proverbial water cooler to participatory digital media (and unfortunately, this paradigm may not translate well to news media), but the sooner it happens the sooner information can be codified and corrected.Photo by o b s k u r a Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… klint finleylast_img read more

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19 arrested in US for credit card, identity theft ring Citation: 36 indicted in global cybercrime ring that stole $530M (2018, February 7) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-indicted-global-cybercrime-stole-530m.html © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Thirty-six people were indicted in connection with an international identity theft ring known as a “one-stop shop for cybercriminals” that sold stolen credit card information on the dark web, leading to losses of more than $530 million, U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday. The Infraud Organization—founded in 2010 and operated under the slogan “In Fraud We Trust”—used an online forum to buy and sell stolen credit card and bank account numbers, Social Security numbers and other personal information, the U.S. Justice Department said.Investigators believe the group’s nearly 11,000 members targeted more than 4.3 million credit cards, debit cards and bank accounts worldwide, Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Rybicki said.Most of the members of Infraud never met in person and only knew one another through their online usernames, he said. The organization’s goal was to become the premier site to purchase retail items with stolen or counterfeit credit card information, prosecutors said.The group’s hierarchy included administrators who managed the operation and membership, forum moderators and vendors who sold illicit products and services to members. Members of the group would then use the forum on the dark web—part of the internet often used for illegal activity—to gather information and facilitate the sale of the stolen data, officials said.The indictment unsealed Wednesday in Nevada marks the first time the Justice Department has arrested anyone in connection with Infraud, which Rybecki called one of the largest international cybercrime rings.”This case reflects the alarming and increasing threat posed by cybercrime,” Rybicki said. “The Department of Justice refuses to allow cybercriminals to hide behind the anonymity of the web while stealing personally identifying information, emptying bank accounts, and wreaking havoc on our nation’s digital infrastructure and financial system.”Thirteen people were taken into custody across the globe, including in California, New York and Alabama. Suspects arrested in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Kosovo and Serbia were awaiting extradition. Explore further read more

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